Photo Gallery Of The Day – Algodones Dunes At Sunset

Title: Algodones Dunes At Sunset Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America Description: If you only see one image, you will need to click here to check out all 11 photos on the web. I love that modern photography is free of some limits on presentation. I like to experiment Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Color Neighborhood Gradients

Title: Color Neighborhood Gradient Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W 20°22’12.52″N) Description: Just playing around with the color feature in Lightroom’s gradient tool. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 150mm Aperture f/57.1 Shutter Speed 1/1250 Altitude Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Color Experiment

Title: Sunset Color Experiment Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: After more than a few sunsets over the ocean, it’s time to look for something new. So I experiment from time to time. In this case, I slowed the shutter speed to induce some blur Continue Reading →

2015 Calendars Are Ready!

I’m happy to announce this year I am releasing not one, not two, but seven different 2015 wall calendars! And because of price drops, all calendars are just $15 (+S&H). The subjects of each calendar are : US National Parks Sunrise & Sunset Himalayas in Color Himalayas in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America (38°23’18” N  109°51’50” W) Description:Mesa Arch, located in Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah, USA, is a natural wonder that encompasses all that is beautiful about this area of the county. Utah has Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tibetan Prayer Pole On The Inside, Bhutan

Title: Tibetan Prayer Pole On The Inside, Bhutan Location: Phobjika Valley, Bhutan Description: Prayer flags are strung around a central pole in the Phobjika Valley of Bhutan. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/30 Aperture f/6.3 ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm   Photograph Copyright Peter West Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to you, the color Green. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions with shooting information and a slideshow. Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Blue

There are beautiful blue skies in California today and maybe that’s why so many of the images in this post are of the gorgeous skies contained therein. Whatever the case, enjoy this trip around the world with the color blue. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Orange

I go through phases with my photography and it is especially easy to grab on to a color concept when looking through the images on a recent trip. In this case, orange caught my eye so I started collecting images from the past five years (or so) of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset And The Cliffs

Title: Sunset And The Cliffs Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: From the Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, the sun cuts dramatic shapes around cliffs and buttes before setting across the horizon. This viewpoint is a short walk at the end of Continue Reading →

Photo Of the Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse At Sunset

Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse At Sunset Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Out past the congestion of LA, along the California Coast, Point Vicente Lighthouse stands guard over the Pacific while warning sailors of the constant danger of the rocks at its base. Camera Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Mesa Arch is lit from light bouncing off the cliff face below it. A unique phenomena, this daily event (weather permitting) always draws a crowd of photographers. Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Camera Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Orange County Sunset Panorama

Title: Orange County Sunset Panorama Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: The hills over Orange County, California, are a wonderful location to capture beautiful sunsets, especially when clouds roll in off the Pacific Ocean. Panorama stitched from 20 individual images. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise

Title: Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A unique view of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park just after sunrise. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 8-15mm Shutter Speed 1/10 Aperture f/20 ISO 100 Focal Length 8mm Click HERE to purchase Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bench With A View

Title: Bench With A View Location: Jaco, Costa Rica, Central America Description: Nestled up against the Pacific Ocean as the sun goes for a dip, this bench is a perfect spot to enjoy the calm of a Costa Rica sunset. Camera Canon 7D Lens Tamron 18-270 Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Fire Off The Stern

Title: Fire Off The Stern Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: As the sun sets behind Whidbey Island, Washington high clouds put on a display from the stern railing of a Washington State Ferry. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm Shutter Speed 1/40 Aperture f/6.3 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bryce Canyon After Sunset

  Title: Bryce Canyon After Sunset Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Bryce Canyon, as seen from the Sunrise Lookout, is a magnificent landscape any time of day and especially when the golden orange of the sandstone is mimicked in the passing clouds above. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Just Past Sunset

Title: Just Past Sunset Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: The world looks a little different from 9000′ just after the sun sets on Mauna Kea. Because of the altitude, when looking away from the sun after it dips past the horizon, a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Clouds Above The Canyon

Title: Clouds Above The Canyon Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Canyonlands National Park provides some of the most expansive view on this planet. Here, a few clouds group near the distant cliffs just before sunset. Click HERE to purchase this 11? x 14? print Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Autumn Is Here

Title: Autumn Is Here Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA, North America Description: As the leafs begin to change color and fall, a cool mist rises from the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon. Purchase this print on Etsy with a 10% discount for blog readers (discount code is 10POTD). Camera Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prickly Situation

Title: Prickly Situation Location: Orange, California, USA, North America Description: I am testing out a Pentax 645D medium format digital camera and so far it is dreamy. The amount of details is impressive and the shutter sound is delicious. Yes, a shutter can be delicious. If you heard Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags Before The Himalayas

Title: Prayer Flags Before The Himalayas Location: Near Pheriche, Nepal Description: Early morning light brightens the snow on the peak behind the tattered prayer flags strung high atop of wing-scrubbed pass. The flags will remain, letting the wind pull them apart as the intentions of compassion spreading through Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Point Vincente Lighthouse

Title: Point Vincente Lighthouse Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA Description: Last night’s photo from California is Point Vicente Lighthouse. Saturation was bumped and I actually took out four lights on the ground that were distracting which, for me, is more manipulation than I normally handle.   I waited until Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Balinese Koi – Matt Koenig

Title: Balinese Koi Location: Kuta Bali, Indonesia Description: While staying in Kuta Bali we saw these colorful koi fish in a pond at our hotel. There was a little fish feeder where you could feed the fish and then would swarm the food in a frenzy. I decided Continue Reading →